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No clear majority for gas deal vote — report

Channel 2 TV reports that there is currently a 56-56 tie in the Knesset between those for and against giving the government the ability to broker a gas field development deal and override the Israel Antitrust Authority.

According to the station, Yisrael Beytenu has chosen not to support the coalition, and scuttlebutt suggests that the Joint (Arab) List asked for guarantees regarding building in the north and south of the country in exchange for their support, which Likud is not ready to deal out.

Netanyahu has canceled votes on the issue at the last minute in the past when it became clear he did not have the needed majority.

 

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